Community service is fundamental to HSPRD’s culture. We are fully dedicated to serving the communities in which our lawyers and staff work and live. We carry out our commitment in a variety of ways, including encouraging our lawyers to become active in community organizations, supporting pro bono activities, donating money to not-for-profits, and co-counseling cases with local and national advocacy organizations.
HSPRD lawyers are involved with many community organizations, including the following:
Amate House, which is a non-profit organization that allows recent college graduates to complete a year of volunteer service in Chicago-area schools and social service agencies.
American Immigration Council
Chicago Access Network Television
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Community Activism Law Alliance
Friends of Prentice Women’s Hospital
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Illinois Humanities Council
Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness
Kartemquin Films, which is an organization of independent filmmakers developing documentaries with a focus on people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media
Legal Assistance Foundation
Migration Policy Institute
The Mikva Challenge
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
National Commission on ICE Misconduct
National Council of La Raza
National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigration Law Center
Perfectly Legal Productions LLC, which produces live theatrical dramas of historical legal events for CLE credit
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Southern Migrant Legal Services
Southern Poverty Law Center
Uptown People’s Law Center
Karyn Bass Ehler Emceed the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs program, “Iftar In The Synagogue.” Iftar In The Synagogue brought together leading teachers and scholars for one of Chicago’s largest Jewish-Muslim community building events.
Kalman D. Resnick speaks with community members while attending Iftar In The Synagogue.
Donna Kaner Socol and Adam Snyder co-chair the 28th annual Friends of Prentice Gala, an event that has helped raise nearly $20 million for Prentice Women’s Hospital since its inception.